CBI TEAM Now Offering Franchise Resales

By Kelly Tivis- Business Manager CBI TEAM Northwest Arkansas

At the CBI TEAM our focus has always been connecting the owners of good businesses with motivated buyers. Recently we have added several Franchise Resales to our portfolio. Combining the best of both worlds Franchise Resales offer the benefits of an existing, operating business with verifiable cash flow, in addition to the regular benefits associated with becoming a franchisee for a successful brand. These benefits include training and support from the franchisor, national (or international) marketing efforts by the franchisor, and a name known locally and globally. 

Have you considered becoming a franchisee? Would you like to receive the benefits without having to build out a new location? If you answered yes, then a Franchise Resale might be right for you. For more information email today!

Available Franchise Resales


Existing Franchise in operation since 2005 with 2017 sales totally almost $600,000 currently employs 13 people and one full time office person. This owner currently has two territories in the Kansas City area. 


Established in 1983 with over 750 locations across the United States, this sales-focused business to business opportunity is in one of the top ten fastest growing industries in the US. A few locations already in operation are currently available for sale in Missouri, Texas, and other states. 

Let us help you find a great fit in the world of franchises. Many franchisors allow passive ownership, require low cash investment and are available in your location of choice. 

For more information on franchise opportunities, please email or call 877-582-5200. There is NO COST to you for this service. 

For More Information on these and many more exciting franchise opportunities please email or call 877-582-5200

"Because the business you want to buy isn't for sale!"

Tried of looking at business listings and not seeing the right business for you? The CBI TEAM Target Acquisition Program (, may be just the thing you're looking for. So many owners are willing to sell their businesses, but don't put them on the open market because they're just waiting for a good buyer. These businesses may never see the open market, but with the CBI TEAM and TAP they can be found.  If you're looking for a business, but haven't seen the right one listed contact the CBI TEAM today at or call 877-582-5200 for more information on how a TAP can find the business you've been looking for

"When lenders compete, sellers and buyers win"

Loans For Business ( the proprietary CBI TEAM small business loan program continues to help business buyers get the best loan possible. Six deals are currently being shopped to lenders and the results are amazing! If you need a loan for your company, or for the purchase of a new business, you cannot afford to miss out on this incredible program. 

To learn more about the benefits of using the Loans4Business ( program contact the CBI TEAM today at or call 877-582-5200 for more information. 
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Question: How do buyers value my business? 

Answer: That depends (how's that for a good lawyer answer?). Most buyers are going to look at a three year average of the business SDE (Seller Discretionary Earnings). Many factors go into figuring out SDE and buyers will always try to find the lowest number, while we at the CBI TEAM are trained to help you figure out a verifiable SDE by doing what's called a recast of income. We know what buyers (and their lenders and CPAs) will accept as real SDE and we can guide you through that process. Most businesses will sell for a multiple of SDE and we want all our sellers to maximize their sale. 

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Sold! Four Subway Locations
The CBI Central Arkansas TEAM does it again. Earlier this month, the CBI TEAM sold a package of our Subway franchises in Central Arkansas. 

Frank and Lisa Gardner, former owners of the Subways, were advised by their financial manager to call Connor Grimes, owner and broker of CBI Central Arkansas. Frank and Lisa expressed a desire to concentrate on other businesses that they own and made the decision to confidentially put their franchises on the market. Within three months, Dwayne Engle, another Subway franchisee, met with Frank and Lisa and shortly thereafter, made a full price offer, which was accepted. 

Dwyane, with the help of the CBI TEAM, used an SBA Loan to fund the deal. 

Frank and Lisa had previously listed their business with a local real estate company. Dissatisfied with the lack of productivity from the real estate broker, they waited out their 12 month contract and then made the decision to list the company with a professional who deals exclusively with helping people sell and buy privately held companies. 

Connor Grimes and Shep Campbell co-listed the business and both worked with Dwayne. 

If You Ain't First, You're Last!

by Connor Grimes Owner/Broker Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI TEAM Central Arkansas

A conversation with a typical buyer: 

Broker: So what type of business are you looking for? 

Buyer: I want a business that cash flows. I want a business that can be grown easily BUT doesn't require a lot of my time.

Broker: Good luck with that. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of people in line for that business and the only ones who will get a shot at it belong to the CBI TEAM "Preferred Buyer Program" 

Did you know that the type of business really does exist? The CBI Central Arkansas TEAM recently listed two existing franchise in the hair care industry. They have been under the same ownership for thirty years but in this case, the owners have lived in California for the past twenty years. 

The business cash flows, has management in place, is in a recession proof industry and requires the owner to manage one person, the manager. 

What's not to love, right? This business could be bought by a realtor who wants cash flow coming in between closings or medical salespeople, insurance salespeople, bankers, attorneys, pastors, housewives or househusbands, an up-and-comer or someone ready to retire who needs some additional money coming in during their twilight years. All those people would make an excellent buyer for this business. 

There is only one problem: That business never hit the market. As soon as it was listed, members of our "Preferred Buyer Program" got either a call or an email and in most cases, both informing them that the CBI TEAM had listed something that fit the criteria they had given us. It became a footrace as to who was going to write an offer first. 

In less than 48 hours, one of our Preferred Buyers had written an offer that was accepted after only one round of negotiations. For $1,250, a Preferred Buyer got exactly what they wanted. 

The "Preferred Buyer Program" is exactly what it sounds like. It is a program for buyers who brokers "prefer" to work with. Why? Because I spell motivation "c-h-e-c-k". When a buyer is motivated enough to be out front, when that buyer is determined enough to really find a business that fits him/her, they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. For a small fee, they move to the top of the list. They get to see businesses that are confidentially listed before anyone else gets to hear about them. This happens more and more. The CBI TEAM consistently has more listings than any other brokerage firm in Arkansas and Oklahoma. That means a lot of tire kickers are out there that we have to screen. In most cases, that is time we will never get back. But, when we are dealing with a Preferred Buyer, they get our time, our energy, our knowledge and our attention. 

We always refund the $1,250 at closing. That being said, many times the buyer has insisted that we keep the money because they "aren't done buying businesses". They have seen the value and you will too. 

Want to join the "Preferred Buyer Program"? Send us an email at or call 877-582-5200


Cash Flowing Preschool In Central Arkansas

Revenue: $392,290
FF&E: $130,150
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $115,150

  • Own a 6 Figure Cash Flowing Preschool with growing enrollment
  • Business grew a staggering 294% between 2012 and 20016. Despite down revenues in 2017, the cash flow is still over $115,000! This is a four year high cash flow!

Revenue: $1,137,671
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $141,379
  • Arkansas restaurant established in 1984
  • Continuous top and bottom line growth for the last 4 years
  • Over $1 Million in revenue and over $100K in SDE


Revenue: $531,248
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $128,664
FF&E: $44,710

A profitable and growing company located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas is now ready to sell! This wholesale company fabricates and distributes a product line for all residential type buildings as well as commercial consumers and designers. 

Revenue: $2,626,399
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $292,073
FF&E: $102,457

For the first one of the most profitable, well-recognized, and highly regarded HVAC companies in Northwest Arkansas is available for purchase. This consistently profitable and growing business has a more than 30-year history serving the heating and cooling needs of residential and commercial customers throughout Northwest Arkansas. 

Revenue: $866,030
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $148,285
FF&E: $200,000+

Dairy Queen is one of the hottest brands in "Fan Food" and this DQ is the only game in a town of over 10,000. the business has growing profits and revenues, is fully staffed and ready for new ownership. 

Revenue: $1,071,857
Seller's Discretionary Earnings (3 Year Average): $120,000
FF&E: $57,788

  • Opportunity to own a 56 year established and profitable Outdoor Equipment Company
  • The business serves commercial and residential customers with top of the line products, equipment, parts and trained, certified service. 

For more info on any of the new or updated listings above please contact us at (877) 582-5200 or

To view a list of all businesses for sale browse our website at

Company Profile

The CBI TEAM is the largest business brokerage network in Arkansas. Since 1994 we have helped people sell and acquire businesses in  one of the fastest growing regions. With offices in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith Arkansas, Central Arkansas, and Oklahoma,  the CBI TEAM is the only business brokerage firm with offices in each of those areas. 

CBI manages the entire business sales process, from helping the seller arrive at a reasonable, market-driven price for the business, to helping the buyer to arrange financing so that the seller gets the most compensation at closing.

CBI is the one-stop intermediary for all business sellers and buyers.

Carl Grimes, Chairman
Serving the Northwest Arkansas area
Contact us at (479) 770-8989 or

Connor Grimes, Office Owner
Serving the Central Arkansas area
Contact us at (501) 404-4980 or

Mark Kincannon, Office Owner
Serving the Fort Smith/River Valley, Arkansas area
Contact us at (479) 784-9522 or

Roy Still, Office Owner
Serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma area
Contact us at (918) 940-6437 or

Casey Grimes, Office Owner
Serving the Richmond, Virginia area
Contact us at (804) 299-6840 of